The North Carolina Folk Festival | Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Folk Festival will take place September 6-8, 2019 in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina

Join us in September as we launch the North Carolina Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, and continue to celebrate the spirit and legacy of the National Folk Festival in our community! Hundreds of incomparable artists. Thousands of smiling faces and dancing people – a FREE, three-day festival where the fun and discovery never stops.

Check out the 2018 NC Folk Festival Merchandise, available from Mindful Supply in Downtown Greensboro.


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Making it our own…

For our first three years (2015-2017) Greensboro was chosen to host the National Folk Festival. The National provided support and oversight for our new event, along with ALL the festival infrastructure: stages, chairs speakers, technical assistance, with the intention to lay the groundwork for a sustainable, locally produced festival that would continue after the first three years. For our first year as the NC Folk Festival, supporters made generous donations of tools and supplies, along with 1,079 volunteers who gave their time and expertise. We couldn’t have done it without their enthusiasm and generosity.

Looking ahead

Now is the time to fulfill the original intention of producer ArtsGreensboro in partnership with the City of Greensboro, and complete the transition of the NC Folk Festival to become an independent, financially stable nonprofit with statewide support and impact. That will truly make it our own.

Your generous financial contribution will make this possible

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Donate before December 31st and …

You’ll receive the 2018 North Carolina Folk Festival Holiday Playlist, a curated compilation of this year’s artists, with themes of light, joy, home, and holiday.

Featured 2018 playlist artists include:
• John Jorgenson
• The Hushpuppies
• Rhiannon Giddens
• Viento De Agua … and more…